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Mar 3, 2012 6:30pm EST
"nightly y news"- state of emergency on the ground here in indiana. and across the tornado zone. dozens are dead, entire towns destroyed. tonight, amid widespread devastation from the massive outbreak of storms, incredible stories of survival. >>> also tonight, rush limbaugh apologizes. what he's now saying about his crude tirade against a woman that set off a fire storm. >>> hold the phone, american troops crying foul. why they say they're being ripped off while making the call home. >>> and the salute. from 3-year-old john john to husbahis fallen father, remembering the man behind one of the iconic images of our time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. all around me as far as the can see, a tattered landscape littered with the remnants of peoples lives. this is henryville, officials say it was an ef-4 tornado that struck here. this is one of the hardest hit places from the parade of punishing tornadoes that went up and down the country from the great lakes down to the gulf yesterday. all told, more than 100 reports of tornados since yesterday. that
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Mar 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> on this sunday night from the storm zone in indiana, the recovery. after that deadly wave of tornadoes. >>> plus, remarkable stories of survival and helping hands. the other first responders showing compassion and the kindness of strangers. >>> tough talk. president obama tells israel and time, but says he won't hesitate to use force against iran if necessary. >>> making the grade. a new way to teach the teachers the novel idea to help better educate our kids. >>> and, sweet success in black and white. tonight, celebrating a century with milk's favorite cookie. 6 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> >>>good evening. tonight as more and more improbable stories of survival emerge from friday's tornado rampage, the word merckle iracl being used an awful lot. this house continued to stand, he is survived as the neighborhood around her sin disintegrated. look to the left, the only thing left of her neighbor's house and the front porch. on this side of the house, take a look, speaks for itself. the massive twitter that struck here in henryville, an ef-4 was the largest
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Mar 3, 2012 7:00am EST
morning. i'm lester holt reporting from henryville, indiana, a town that was it lutterly devastated by friday's storms. >> i'm amy robach inside studio 1a. here's what we know. 31 dead, 14 in indiana, 14 in kentucky and three in ohio. that number is expected to rise today. authorities say it's difficult to determine how many people are missing as searchers struggle with the lack of electricity in many areas. >> reporter: more than 85 tornados were reported on friday. it was the second time in a week that storms swept across parts of the nation's midsection. ten states were under some kind of weather threat. the hardest hit areas are in southern indiana, kentucky, ohio, tennessee, and northern alabama. now, in terms of size, this storm system was enormous. we watched it building all day. it stretched from the gulf coast to the great lakes. it was so side that an estimated 34 million people were at risk for severe weather. that's according to the national weather service, amy. >> and, lester, you were just in harrisburg, illinois. and i know you arrived in henryville about an hour ago. c
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Mar 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
our reporting from henryville, indiana. hey, lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. i'm stand l in the middle of the 52-mile-long path of the biggest tornado of that day, the ef4 churning at speeds of 175 miles per hour. what does that translate into? how about a power pole that snapped into thirds? reinforced metal bent like paper around that tree branch. and here's the attic of a house that simply collapsed on top of itself. this didn't take place over a matter of minutes. it happened in a matter of seconds. and survivors are finding that moving on presents a new and different challenge each day. three days after the tornado gutted this small indiana town, this morning, a blanket of snow, adding insult to injury. aaron zomen falls on the thick rubble of his home as he searches for family photos and keepsakes. he's unhurt. >> kind of makes you worry about all the rest of the pictures when the snow melts. >> reporter: today, many of his neighbors who also lost their homes filed into a church to accept donated food, clothing and supplies. other survivors, like michel
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Mar 5, 2012 9:00am EST
go live to henryville, indiana, where lester holt has been reporting for several days now. take a look at the devastation just ahead. >> and we'll hope to save you money when we help you brush up on negotiating skills whether at the nail salon or a car dealership. you can ask for a discount and sometimes they will give it to you. how to get the best bargain coming up. >> and you know and love him as don draper on "mad men." he's in a new movie about how lives and friendships can change after the kids go. he stars with his real life partner who also wrote and directed the film "friends with kids." we'll talk to him. >> and also his second movie with kristin wiig and maya. >> lots to get to. natalie is at the news desk with the headlines. hi, natalie. >> hello once again. good morning, everyone. several inches of snow are on the ground in henryville, indiana, complicating cleanup efforts for resident there is hard hit by violent storms that ripped through the region last week killing 39 people. lester holt is there with more. lester, good morning. >> natalie, good morning. not only
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Mar 2, 2012 6:30pm EST
. senator from indiana said they'd appreciate the prayers of everyone watching television tonight. we are covering a severe weather outbreak tonight, the likes of which we have not sure we've ever seen before. 155 million americans have been in the path of severe weather today and tonight. we had tornados in eight states. at one point this evening, there were 19 separate tornado warnings. we've seen 163 warnings today overall. they're all over the map in the southeast, including major cities. including some smaller towns that are frankly no longer standing. at the heart of some of these storms is some of the strongest weather this planet can produce. our team has fanned out to cover this. we want to begin the broadcast with where the worst of it is. dr. greg forbes is the severe weather expert at the weather channel. dr. forbes, we've been watching you all afternoon. one point you apologized to viewers. you were unable to talk about all the tornados, just the most severe. where is the worst of it right now? >> well, brian, there's quite a line of storms all the way from southern ohio down
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Mar 3, 2012 6:00pm EST
heartland. >> mother nature dealt harshly with indiana. >> the small town of henryville was essentially wiped from the map. the only thing left to cling to, each other. now, as they begin to seemingly impossible task of picking up the pieces, many understand that as hard as it may be to believe, it could have been even worse. >> it is a miracle those kids came out alive. >> this is all that is left of the high-school, shredded by the storms. the classrooms likely would have been full. ahead of the tornado, administrators may life-saving decision. a blessing in an area that from the outside looks accursed. the difficult task begins. survivors must work through their grief and pain to make these communities feel like home again. >> such a mess. lowell melser is here to talk about the tornadoes and are forecast. >> it is horrible, and extremely unusual to see this porn addicts activity like this. the height of tornado season is in may. we are seeing the violence storms in the beginning of march. i have some statistics from the national weather service. these are storm reports from yesterda
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Mar 5, 2012 4:30am EST
indiana toddler found live in a field saturday. nbc's jay gray reports. >> reporter: this morning across tornado alley battered communities are preparing for anything but a normal monday. the message seems a bit obvious like so much here. henryville high school has been torn apart. there are, though, other signs of survival. sunriselight brings the steady rhythm of crews pulling away and piling up what they can. others sifting through the rubble, finding anything they might be able to save, evidence of their lives before the storm. >> she's probably 70 and she lost everything except what we can pull out. >> reporter: more than three dozen families already know they won't find any help or help in this debris. they lost loved ones in this storm. one of those gone, 15-month-old angel babcock. after the storm first responders found the toddler fighting for her life in this field, her mom, dad, and two brothers already dead. yesterday angel passed away after being pulled from life support. her grandfather shared his emotions just before making the agonizing decisions. >> our pastor's g
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Mar 3, 2012 9:00am EST
. >> we have the latest from henry, indiana. what can you tell us? >> forecasters had been predicting heavy storms to come through henryville, indiana. what happened last night could never have been guessed. as we look at images here, you can see behind me, this used to be henryville high school. what is left of it is the middle school. the roof completely blown off. to the north, south, east, and west complete devastation here. the citizens of henryville, indiana, now left to pick up the pieces. >> it is hard. it is hard on everybody. everything is gone. everything is just gone. >> the forecast for southern indiana called for severe weather. what followed early friday evening could not have been predicted. >> we didn't think it would happen because tornado warnings come out all the time and never hit us. >> tornados ripped through leveling small farming communities. there were as many tornadoes in the last 24 hours than in the average month of march. the people here are shocked at how quickly the devastation happened. >> things are falling. thing are coming off the walls. noise crash
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Mar 3, 2012 6:00am EST
tornadoes in many communities is imreply unimaginable. in fact, in one town in henryville indiana they say the death toll could rise. they had a number of students that had just been let out of school early. they saw that tornado firsthand. kara joins us live from henryville, indiana with the latest. >> the forecasters were predicting ominous weather that was coming into southeast indiana, but nobody could have foreseen what happened next. we are standing in henryville indiana in front of what used to be henryville high school. it is almost leveled to the ground. there were students inside but they were given proper time to evacuate. about 20 remained in the building, there are no injuries. the image breathtaking. >> it is hard on everybody. everything ask gone. >> the forecast calls for severe weather. what followed early friday evening could not have been predicted. >> didn't really think it was going to happen because tornado warnings come out all the time and it never hits us. >> tornadoes leveled a small farming community. there were more tornadoes in the last 24 hours than i
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Mar 15, 2012 12:35am EDT
other ] >> jimmy: that's true. zane. okay, zane, where are you from? >> carmel, indiana. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: carmel, indiana. and since the super bowl is on sunday, which team are you going to be rooting for? >> the giants. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the new york giants. eli manning. very, very nice. zane, it's spelled z-a-n-e, by the way, everybody, if you want to spell zane. [ laughter ] we have zane here. he's from carmel, indiana. and this sunday, he's gonna be rooting for the new york giants and eli manning. [ cheers and applause ] now, for each of these songs, we're going to have the great symphony up there -- the world famous indianapolis symphony orchestra. [ cheers and applause ] playing with the roots. so for this one -- for this one, can you guys do it in the style of opera? >> questlove: i knew it. hang on. [ light laughter ] blake? >> yeah? >> questlove: do you know, "habanera" by "carmen"? >> yeah, i think we know that one. yeah. >> questlove: do you do it in d? >> let's do it in d. ♪ >> ♪ his name his zane and he's in row five he came from carme
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Mar 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
of the twisters was on the ground for at least 50 miles. we have the latest from indiana. >> the echo chain saws is getting through this community, already scared to its core. mother nature may have delivered the first violent shot, but clearly the fight here is far from over. an army of volunteers pulling out and piling up what they can. the weapons in this were to survive include a promoter, backhoes, and at times the battle is hand-to-hand combat. >> people for meckler are coming to help carry the fact that in time like this people can come in that do not even know each other means a lot. >> many are drawn because of the fickle nature of these storms in the possibility they could be next. >> by the grace of god 10 miles south and would have been me. i cannot imagine. i cannot imagine all of my things lying all over the ground. i just could not. quite the been anything that may seem normal in this mess, a handful of survivors gathered for sunday service. as they search for help from a higher power and some kind of perspective. >> we can choose to see this experience as the am sorry
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Mar 3, 2012 5:00am EST
three states. 14 people killed after storms ripped a wide swath of southern indiana. >> two small towns were wiped out. jay gray is in nashville with the latest. >> watches and warning gave way to this reality. >> it was scary. things were falling off the walls, noise, glass flying everywhere. it was like a dream. >> a bad dream for thousands across tornado alley as tozzes -- dozens of powerful tornados ripped from indiana through then tennessee. >> at this time, we don't know how much, but we know we have fatalities. we have numerous people injured. >> entire neighborhoods wiped away. cars tossed into the streets. local schools had just sent students home early when the first twister struck. >> it was huge. i seen it come up, come down. throwing debris everywhere. it was ugly. >> many students rushed back inside their schools for safety. many rushed to the open arms and storm shelters of neighbors. >> we got on the buses, and the tornado was following us. luckily this woman was generous to let us stay in her basement. >> it's shocking. >> that shock on the faces of those who survived a
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Mar 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
, faith and sacrifice. tom costello, nbc news, henryville, indiana. >> incredible story out of indiana tonight. >>> still ahead when we continue this evening, why are so many american preschoolers getting so many cavities? the trend making for a lot of difficult trips to the dentist. >>> and later, he's not even out of high school, but he's tackling the tough issues. he has to. he's the mayor after all. spent their whole careers here. [ charlie ] we're the heartbeat of this place, the people on the line. we take pride in what we do. when that refrigerator ships out the door, it's us that work out here. [ michael ] we're on the forefront of revitalizing manufacturing. we're proving that it can be done here, and it can be done well. [ ilona ] i came to ge after the plant i was working at closed after 33 years. ge's giving me the chance to start back over. [ cindy ] there's construction workers everywhere. so what does that mean? it means work. it means work for more people. [ brian ] there's a bright future here, and there's a chance to get on the ground floor of something big, something
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Mar 5, 2012 7:00am EST
morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. you're looking at a scene in henryville, indiana, where a blanket of snow now covers the damage from friday's deadly tornado over there. >> two inches fell overnight. it doesn't sound like a lot but it could weigh down damaged structures making the work for cleanup crews more dangerous. the tornado in henryville was the largest of as many as 79 twisters that hit the region on friday and saturday. meanwhile, the death toll rose on sunday when a 15-month-old girl who was found in a field after a tornado destroyed her home and killed her family was taken off life support. coming up, her neighbor who risked his life to try to save them all will speak out in a live interview. >> compelling story and a new wall street journal poll on the eve of super tuesday that could be good news for mitt romney. and then the tragic death of an 18-year-old girl killed in an accident moments after she texted from behind the wheel that driving and facebooking is not safe. her parents are turning the loss into a mission to save others. coming up, they will share th
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Mar 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
rain. that is for tomorrow night. the area between west virginia into illinois and indiana and michigan is tomorrow's weather. tomorrow night, we pick up what you see in wisconsin. i will have more on what will happen then and next week coming up. >> baltimore county police are investigating an early-morning hit and run that killed a junior from towson university. the student is identified as 24 -- 20-year-old ryan daily from new york. he was on northbound washington avenue when a vehicle traveling in the same lane hit him. crews responded just before 2:00 a.m. and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. the car is described as an older model silver or white? the car. a man is in the hospital tonight after police shot him while investigating another disturbance. officers were called to the 2500 block of brookfield avenue in the northeast for a report of the disturbance. police said the suspect fled the scene and his description was given to officers on patrol. >> they thought -- spotted the suspect in 2400 block of callow ave. the officer went to apprehend the suspect in a struggle
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Mar 4, 2012 8:00am EST
through indiana at 175 miles per hour. this as a 2-year-old girl is found alone in a field. the only survivor in her family. a young symbol of hope against a backdrop of destruction and despair. >>> murder mystery. a handyman is arrested in connection with the death of a wealthy detroit woman. but while he's confessed to having a role in the crime, he says he did not work alone. >>> and i sincerely apologize. in a surprising show of remorse, radio host rush limbaugh apologizes for his remarks against a georgetown law student. what may have brought about his change of heart? we'll get some insight "today," change of heart? we'll get some insight "today," sunday, march 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt in henryville, indiana. >> and i'm jenna wolfe, along with carl quintanilla inside studio 1a. so here's the latest now on the storm aftermath. 37 people are confirmed dead, including 20 in kentucky, 12 in indiana, and 3 in ohio. >> national weather service says the four twisters to hit ke
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Mar 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. they have had warmer air. the storms are severe that way and into parts of indiana. temperatures have been warmer on the other side of the mountains of 80 degrees in parts of the ohio valley. it is 78 in cincinnati. it is only 47 at bwi marshall. the warmer air is moving into the mountains and the ohio valley. as the storms and counter the cooler air here, they will likely weaken. just a trace of rain at the airport. the highs today were below normal. that is rare this year. 59 is the normal high. we were pulled short of that. -- we were 12 short of that. it is warmer out west. some of the ohio valley warrant is pushing into western maryland. -- some of the ohio valley warmth is pushing into western maryland. cloudy skies most of the night with close -- lows around 40 or 45. this will bring us scattered showers tomorrow. the second system will drop south and east by sunday evening. there are shower chances in the weekend forecast. it will not be raining all the time. the best chance of rain tomorrow is in the morning. a little sunshine midday on sunday. sunday evening, here comes the
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Mar 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
indiana school earlier this month. classes had just let out for the day, but 80 high school students and teachers hunkered down as the ef-4 twister rip aid way the roof of the gym along with other parts of the campus. nearly half the school was destroyed, but thankfully no one was hurt. >>> in los angeles, a light rail train crashed into a car, sending the driver and five passengers to the hospital. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free the victims. witnesses say the driver had run a stoplight just before crossing onto the tracks. there were no passengers aboard the train and the conductor wasn't injured. >>> and finally an extreme st. patrick's day party in north carolina. for your the second year in a row, rafters and kayakers rode it out on what's billed as the only white water river turned green. 12 million gallons of water got a dye job at the u.s. national whitewater center in charlotte. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. welcome back, bill. took a little time off prepar
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Mar 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
to clear up from the severe weather last week. unfortunately back in indiana they got some snow from the storm and is causing problems. behind this, and large area of high pressure that will bring quiet whether to the entire east the next couple of days and we will keep our eye on a storm that moves and later in the week. we see the storm system moving into the mid-atlantic, drying out into the but the snow coming down heavy and parts of va, the southern part of the state -- parts of va. -- virginia for the south and texas, temperatures and upper 60's. in this in the warmer weather that will head the next couple of days. it is cold enough to snow -- even though it is above freezing and bwi. you can really get snow up to 45 degrees for the something to keep in mind. but if you are above freezing, that is when it has a hard time sticking on the road. even if snow is possible, even the natural area. clearing skies late and very chilly tonight, dropping into the overnight lows and the 20's. the futurecast will show snow and southern maryland, like amounts in the metro area, and we clear
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Mar 8, 2012 5:00am EST
if that is what is happening across illinois and indiana. this is drifting toward baltimore. i think we will get the whole day tried but some of the rain may last into early tomorrow morning. the clouds are rushing in the head of the system. there is no precedent -- precipitation but they will thicken up. i think it will be a couple of degrees warmer. breezy and smiled with a chance of some rain showers. -- mild with a chance of some rain showers. the average is 51. we will not break any records. the record high is 83 back in 2000. the rain showers are likely. cloudy skies. temperatures in the 40's. the sunset at 6:06. tomorrow, the system may move across the coast. if you are up early, you may see some rain. it will be a little chillier. the high-temperature expected in the mid 50's. 55 on friday. the rain will clear up in the afternoon. right now it looks like a dry weekend. colder, but not bad for this time of the year. don't forget before you go to bed saturday night to set your clocks ahead one hour. temperatures should go back into the 60's. >> 5:50. coming up, or does peyton m
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Mar 17, 2012 6:30pm EDT
note. two weeks after a series of devastating tornadoes in southern indiana, some remarkable images have emerged. surveillance cameras inside henryville junior/senior high school captured the tornado there. and the most dramatic scene was in the skrgym. the force of the tornado and the vacuum, it sucked the debris out of the building, leaving a skeleton of what it was once was. >>> we turn to politics and the republican battle for delegates as they look forward to primaries in puerto rico tomorrow and illinois on tuesday. as they campaign today rick santorum and mitt romney showed their dramatically different styles. ron mott has the latest for us tonight. >> reporter: if they were movies rick santorum's campaign might be the low key independent breakout. while mitt romney's cast a look of a big-studio blockbuster. fireworks and all. differences in tone and budget that santorum noted at an event today in missouri with signs of romney everywhere. >> and money isn't going to buy this election. vision and character and authenticity and trust are going to win this election >> reporter:
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Mar 7, 2012 7:00am EST
brought you on tuesday. an indiana mother who protected her kids by laying on top of them as a tornado ripped apart their home and because of her brave actions she lost part of both legs but her kids survived without a scratch. this morning she'll share her story. and a new drama at nicollette sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit. how the central argument that she was fired from "desperate housewives" in re-al tags got a big hit on tuesday. >> let's begin with the act of tough love from a north carolina father who fired nine shots into his daughter's laptop. we'll talk to them in a moment. first mark potter has the story from the very place where it all began. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. when tommy jordan got up from this chair in this field and shot that computer those were shots heard around the world and seen by millions of people. now he, his wife and daughter are speaking about it publically for the first time after apparently burying the hatchet -- or at least the handgun. tommy jordan and his teenage daughter hannah are back on good terms despi
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Mar 28, 2012 12:35am EDT
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Mar 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
, killing more than 30 people. entire towns are simply gone. jay gray is in indiana tonight with the latest. >> there is an eerie silence that hangs over the emptiness. the quiet that comes with nightfall after a day filled with the sounds of survival. the morning of chain saws. so many sifting through the rubble by hand. >> people from everywhere coming to help. >> searching for anything that may be left of lives shattered by the storm. >> it will get much better faster if everybody does a little bit. >> for more than three dozen families, it cannot get better. their loved ones are not coming back, the grief that now includes a toddler who was found fighting for her life in this field. her mother, debt, and two brothers already dead. today, she also passed away after being pulled from life- support. a grandfather spoke just around big decision. >> we are going to pray. i am going to tell her that it is time for her to meet her mommy. >> it is the kind of hard makes the many must work through now as they prepare for anything but a normal monday here. the message seems a bit obvious.
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Mar 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
we're getting looks at incredible footage from a school bus in henryville, indiana. it lifted the 36,000 pound bus like a toy, tossing it into a nearby diner. the bus driver led students to safety just minutes before. >>> still ahead, as "nightly news" continues this friday, one of america's most exclusive clubs. will they finally admit women sdploo and later, more on the giant jackpot. what is it that makes so many people take a long-shot chance on a dream. he allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze. you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts. well, muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. zyrtec®. love the air. like a ramen noodle- every-night budget. she thought allstate car insurance was out of her reach. until she heard about the value plan. dollar for dollar, nobody protects you like allstate. fight
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Mar 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
, nearby marysville, indiana, some college students are spending a different kind of spring break. international students from purdue are volunteering for cleanup in the wake of this month's deadly tornados. more than 80 students from countries like india, nigeria, china are helping pick up debris and clearing the roads there. many say they have never seen tornado destruction close up until now, so it's really motivating them to get out and help the community they've sort of been adopted into. it's amazing. great thing for them to do. >> a lot of people in our country don't realize we have by far the most tornados. just the way the mountains, the rockies are, it's the formula for them. >> and you see the kind of destruction they cause. >> yeah. >> all right. bill, thanks so much. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. it is a mild start for us but we have some light rain in some neighborhoods. 61 at the airport. a little bit of light rai
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Mar 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in a small indiana town that was f of the hardest hit. most of them said they had never seen tornado damage up close. >> taking time off from their spring break to help others predict to help others to really need help. -- to help others who really need help. >> it is that time of year when most of the nation becomes vulnerable to severe storms. for the time being, there are just some light showers moving through our area. we have had a couple of sprinkles but nothing measurable so far, just a trace. you can see the light showers stretches from new england for parts of pennsylvania and western maryland. a couple of showers now going over to the eastern shore. we will have to keep an eye on some of the activity that could be here late tomorrow. it is still unseasonably mild, the high today about 20 degrees warmer than normal -- warmer than normal. look at the record high, scorching 86 degrees on march 12 back in 1990. 4.4 inches of snow on this day in 1968. boston college is 56 late this evening, 62 in new york, 59 with thunderstorms approaching in northern ohio around clevela
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Mar 3, 2012 11:00pm EST
states, one of the worst-hit communities is henryville, indiana. 11 news reporter jay gray with this story. >> the night sky is mostly clear across tornado alley tonight. the ground below though is not. the darkness unable to hide the devastation that stretches for miles. the day after cleanup teams stormed the hardest hit areas sifting through debris. all that's left between lives splintered, twisted and crossed for miles. >> tragic, terrible. one minute you're here and the next you're gone. >> a tragedy that left deep, painful scoors at least across a dozen states. >> he was the greatest love of my life. >> sheryl picket's husband ron wasn't supposed to be home when the storms hit. >> he shouldn't have been here. he came home early from work because he didn't feel good and wanted to take a nap. >> he died when a twister ripped apart their home and now sheryl, who had been planning a celebration for their 40th wedding anniversary. >> we were going to have a hell of a party. >> now instead she must prepare for a funeral. across tornado alley for many the only thing left to hold on to
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Mar 6, 2012 4:30am EST
and outscored indiana by 20 in the third. chicago wins it. no secret the clippers the most improved team in the league but starting to look like the clippers of old and dropped five of their last eight. the timberwolves kevin love, played like a man among boys. 39 points. clips had a chance to tie the game two seconds left but chris paul missed a free throw. timberwolves win it. college hoops last year, cinderella heading back to the big dance and beat drexel in the championship game. dragons had a chance to tie but couldn't get the three to fall at the buzzer. b byu punching their ticket to the tournament. only one team could win the west coast conference. final seconds. harris pulled up to tie the game and force overtime. st. mary's took the lead in the extra frame and won the wcc 78-74. overtime there? how about double overtime here? davidson and western carolina. wildcats up two with a minute left and earned an automatic bid to the tournament with a win in double o.t. >> that is your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. >>> who is having babies? and who is ang
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Mar 15, 2012 2:05am EDT
it's safe to say we'd all be i.d.'ed. >> i love it. i'm not complaining. carol from indiana sent us this photo. they do say honesty is the best policy. it's a restaurant. and we can promise you that it's going to be better than most hospitals. maybe even the schools. we don't know for sure. and finally christina willard from north platte, nebraska, submitted this photo. was it really necessary? >> well, you never know. they could have gone all the way up to the very end. >> they give you an extra few feet, but don't drive there. >> okay. thank you, honey. >>> all right. don't spend your entire week doing it. life is short. >>> "what the what" is coming up. >> who knew? >> oh, yeah, who knew? who keeps up with this stuff? >>> this portion of "today" is brought to you by the new nonalcoholic baileys coffee creamers. find your flavor today. >>> and we're back on this winesday wednesday, ready to play our weekly trivia game we call "who knew?" st. patrick's day is saturday so we're going to test your luck with irish trivia. as always, kathie lee is next door. she's ready to hand out 100
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Mar 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
through the weekend. >> covering the nation this morning, elementary students in one indiana town will finally head back to school today. henryville student also attend school in a temporary location set up in nearby albeen ay. -- albany. midland high school students go back to school on april 2. today kids are being encouraged to kick butt. that's because it is kick butts day. a nationwide campaign to encourage tobacco-free kids. it hosts hundreds of events across the country. it is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. this marks the 17th annual kick butts day. >> senator barbara -- harry reid will lead off remarks with her nist the senate. she has been in congress since 1977. she won her senate seat in 1986. congratulations to her. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. we all know eating right is the best way to keep yourself healthy. how do you know the healthy food you choose is good for you? would you give someone your facebook password? it is becoming a trend. >> no, i wouldn't. >> more on tha>> when i get terrible congestion from my allergies, i power through with
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Mar 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
severe thunderstorm watch. you can see a nasty line of storms coming out of indiana towards ohio. keep a close eye on this activity. it is moving toward the mid- atlantic. there is the potential for wet weather tonight and tomorrow. it is much warmer in the ohio valley in the 70's and low 80's. that is fueling thunderstorms coming towards southwestern ohio. 77 in charleston. but only 46 degrees at the airport. a huge contrast. the storms are feeding on the warmer air. as the storms work toward encountered the air mass, most of the storms should diminish. some showers will arrive overnight. the lows tonight will not be much cooler than it is now. the lows will stay 40 to 45 overnight. cloudy skies are keeping temperatures down. the low pressure will pass north and track to the mid-atlantic tomorrow. it will drag storms through the region especially during the first half of tomorrow. if we're lucky, they will keep moving along. another system will be dropping from the north and west. fast-moving disturbances coming through the next several days. 5:00 tomorrow, as you can see a break in t
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Mar 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
indiana and the possibility of hail and damaging wind. a tornado is possible, as well, especially central illinois. meanwhile, it is cold and breezy in the northeast. lovely and sunshine in the southeast. if you're looking for the wintry wet and windy weather, that is >> good morning.c northwest. temperature starting out below freezing this morning in some neighborhoods. we will see plenty of >> matt, back inside to you. >> all right, maria, thank you very much. model andability res christie brinkley is soaping up about her real-life drama with ex-husband peter cook. it's been nearly four years since they divorced but the split has no legal end in sight. because a feud continues with both sides claiming violations of their divorce agreement. earlier i sat down with christie and began by asking her why this split remains so nasty. >> since the day that he realized that i wasn't coming back, there have been a real character assassination going on. i asked for and got a confidentiality agreement with the original divorce. i alone have maintained the confidentiality agreement. i had o
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Mar 30, 2012 3:00am EDT
. robert in indiana. >> caller: boo-yah, jim, how you doing? >> not bad. how are you, hoosier? >> caller: good. csx railroad beefing up intermodal service? >> i think is a slow road. i don't like the coal stocks and they ship a lot of coal. ladies and gentlemen, that's the conclusion of the lightning round. save them. presenting woolite complete. it cleans your jeans, and won't torture your tanks. so your clothes stay looking and fitting like new. woolite. long live your wardrobe. i'm here to unleash my inner cowboy. instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. it kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! >>> you want to get a good read on the employment situation? forget about the jobs numbers this morning. we have another data point that sometimes i think is more important. paychex. second largest payroll company in america. it reported this morning, and you can take your cue from these guys, especially from small business, which is their bread and butter. it has a bountiful 4% yield. prefer to pick up in hiring and small b
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Mar 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
see tweets coming out from indiana and kentucky. >> they were looking to see what people were saying. >> we saw people that were looking for loved ones. >> many work hunkered down with the internet, through their mobile devices. that's what gave the red cross -- with a call at digital hugs. >> offer them some tips to keep them safe. >> we can see them online. we offered a hand. here's our digital hug to you. >> the red cross is turning to social media monitoring to offer help even as a disaster is occurring. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a bomb shell may be coming from the u.s. census bureau. investors are on edge from a big announcement from apple. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. apple may be ready to share the wealth. the company is holding a conference call this morning. analysts say they will likely announce a dividend for investors. apple is the most valuable company. they have about $100 billion in cash on hand. lockheed martin just in to a contract modification with the u.s. navy to construct two combat ships. the work is being done in wiscon
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Mar 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
back, indiana jones and are working on stay close right now. >> i see a weatherman cameo. >> yeah, no. i was thinking, maybe the soccer mom with a wig. i don't know. >> there you go. >> there you go. >> either way. either way. one is a little more disturbing than the other. harlan coben, terrific, terrific book. one of your best so far. >> oh, thank you. appreciate it. >> you can read an excerpt of "stay close" on our website, today.com. up next how to add a taste of spring in your kitchen on this first day of spring. >>> this morning on "today's kitchen," what's on the menu? we're celebrating spring with seasonal veggies and a seafood favorite. adam is the chef and owner of cafe adam in great barrington, massachusetts or in other words al's favorite hangout. good to have you here. >> thank you. >> al loves your place, talks about it all the same. >> yeah, we're seeing more and more of him. >> and spring is on the menu right now. >> it is. first day of spring. we're starting with these great scallops. these are dry packed scallops, new bedford, massachusetts, and what dry pack means i
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Mar 4, 2012 5:00am EST
southern indiana. the national weather service's chief meteorologist is here hoping to determine the path of the storm. today as the growl of chainsaws replaced the tornado's roar, indiana's governor described the damage as incomprehensivible -- incomprehensible. >> among those found, a 2-year-old girl in a field. late today, word that the child's parents, brother and sister were all killed. she remains in critical condition. >> it chokes you up. you don't know where your family is. it chokes you. >> four were killed in west liberty alone. a deadly storm that hit 48 hours earlier. this church over 100 years old. now a jumbled pile of lumber. >> holy cow. oh, my gosh. >> across america's mid section, more than 100 tornados. in ohio where three people died, there was barely enough time to take cover. >> we went to the bathroom and all closed the door and peeked out the window and started seeing trees come out of the ground. >> one person also dead in alabama. the town of harvest flattened. they haven't finished rebuilding from a tornado that hit less than three months ago. >> we just g
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Mar 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
into indiana over the next 24 hours. >> not as much fog as yesterday. we have an advisory until 10:00 a.m. for these shaded areas and that's your latest weather. savannah? >>> this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for under $300,000. today's real estate contributor barbara corcoran is here with some great homes on the market from new york to texas. barbara, good morning. >> good morning. >> we're going to start down south near new orleans. >> we sure are. this is a custom one level nome a gated golf community. nice enough that even if you don't play golf you're going to one to live here. neat as a pin facade out front, desperately in need of a tree, i think. but it also has a leaded glass entrance door. the open floor plan makes the whole interior light and airy. the living room has gleaming wood floors. i don't know how the heck they make them shine like that and high ceilings. the kitchen is painted tiffany blue with corian counters, breakfast bar and an open breakfast area. the formal dining room has a trayed ceiling, chair rail and wide base boards. the charmi
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Mar 27, 2012 12:35am EDT
something like a team from kentucky and indiana whoa ♪ and los angeles four teams ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: very good. no, not at all. yeah, come on over, buddy. [ applause ] that was fantastic. that was great. all right, guys, we have to pick a winner, even though they're -- you're both winners in our eyes. guys, who sang it best? was it contestant number one? [ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ] or was it contestant number two, right here? [ drum roll ] [ cheers and applause ] contestant number one is the winner. congratulations! ♪ he's gonna be getting this brand new $100 bill, right there. that's yours, my friend. congratulations. oh my god. as well as the recording that you just made that was burned on cd, right here. there you go. that is for you. congratulations. of course, no one goes home empty-handed so you will be getting this chic "late night with jimmy fallon" t-shirt, my friend. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you so much. give it up for these guys! they were great! we'll be right back with sam worthington! thank you guys. [ cheers
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Mar 8, 2012 2:05am EST
you ready? >> i'm ready. >> who let susan back? that's a little inside joke. lovely lady from indiana what percentage of college degrees awarded each year in the united states are earned by women, 40%, 50%, 60% or 70%? >> 60%. >> yes. another smart woman right here. >> she nailed it. 60% of all college degrees. >> there was a time when women didn't go to college, when families would send the boys off to college and girls were to stay home and learn how to take care of the home. 60% of the women now going to college. it's phenomenal. >> back across. >> beautiful girl from california. true or false a woman invented pantyhose as a more comfortable alternative to the garter belt. >> no. >> no. and with attitude. >> so a man -- >> it's true. a man invented pantyhose. alan gant sr. because he was tired of listening to his pregnant wife complain about garter belts. he invented pantyhose. a wonderful thing. another great woman sarah blakely invented spanx. >> kathie lee is going to take issue with that, because she claims she invented it. >> that woman knows i invented it. you're from vermont
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Mar 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
east as well. tomorrow, parts of indiana, ohio, kentucky, tennessee down to the gulf have a slight risk of severe thunderstorms. this weekend, we could even get thunderstorm activity on saturday and sunday as well. tomorrow we will be just ahead of the storm. a warm day, a 78-83 with the southeast winds at 5-10. on the day, weaves around 1 foot. scattered thunderstorms in the mountain. temperatures will start trending downward. eastern shore locations tomorrow should be warm except right on the shore of the bay. ocean city, salzburg, a southern delaware, a tomorrow. a little bit cooler on the beach and then some thunderstorms rolling in saturday and sunday. we are going to warm up to more of an cool off over the weekend. shower chances of 60% for saturday and sunday. breezy, dryer and a little bit cooler for monday and tuesday. bellows could move down to the 30's 4 -- the los could move down to the 30's for tuesday and wednesday morning. >> tonight, local officials say they are joining the fight to fix our water. >> those gas prices just keep on going up. a live >> gas prices made
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Mar 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
, indiana, oregon and romney keeps winning in the northeast, places like new jersey, new york, et cetera, maybe even california, but santorum wins texas. you do all of this stuff, matt, i have him -- we have him 50 short. now, could he get it in state conventions, and in other ways? he could. but that's the real challenge here for mitt romney. i say it's only a little better than 50/50. >> let me clear something up here, because there's some terminology being used here and i think it's being used almost interchangeably, yet i understand it to be very different. a brokered convention versus a contested convention. what's the difference? >> contested convention would essentially be, involve only the four candidates we have now. and they would be the only four brought up for nomination. and by the way, a rule clarification, if newt gingrich and ron paul, if they don't win five states each, their name can't basically be on that first ballot in tampa. it would only be romney and santorum. >> all right so contested is -- brokered means we've got some new faces brought in? >> a brokered would b
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Mar 16, 2012 12:35am EDT
. ♪ >> hello, indiana! [ cheers and applause ] my husband's in town for the super bowl and the queen of late night is taking the city by storm. okay, indiapolis? i'm here. i got a hot rear. get used to it. [ laughter ] >> i want to be here forever. i just never want to leave indianapolis. >> we're here for the super bowl, which is very exciting. i haven't been this excited since my stevie switched to boxer briefs. extra large in the pouch area, of course. >> these are numerals, guys. these are numerals. >> well, it's so exciting to be here for such a super bowl, here in indiana, which i believe they call the hoosier state. i wouldn't mind finding one of those football players and showing them my hoosiers. [ laughter ] my tits. [ laughter ] >> it's 2012 and yvonne salahuddin is a new woman. that means no more fights with denise. oh, denise, do not do that! >> thank you so much. eff yourself! >> shut up! [ yelling ] enough already! enough! >> enough! [ laughter ] cutting it off. and no more junk food, because honey, life is too short for a classy woman like yvonne to waste time on bad moods. o
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Mar 4, 2012 9:00am EST
states down in indiana as well. fortunately they are seeing cooperating weather for that. a clipper system into the plains. this is bringing in snow showers to the dakotas. it is a quick-moving storm. it will quickly move into the mid-atlantic and that brings a chance for snow showers in the mid-atlantic tomorrow as well. tomorrow what a drop in the temperatures. near zero in international falls in the northern part of minute men, 10 in minneapolis. 40's along the east coast. we can see that cold air pushing into florida or -- florida where miami is really the only warm tot spot now. western counties, dropping to near the freezing mark as you head into parts of western maryland. forecast today keeps most of western maryland chilly. 35 in counties like garrett. a couple snow showers possible. they could see up to an inch of accumulation overnight. baltimore a high of 49 just with the cloud cover today. looking mostly dry. showers still possible down along the eastern shore. showers still possible this evening down into southern maryland. baltimore mostly cloudy with a low down to 29.
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Mar 17, 2012 12:35am EDT
middle of indiana. [ cheers and applause ] if you see anything suspicious, you let me know. [ laughter ] this is interesting. turns out that the owners of the patriots and the giants have each donated $5,000 to president obama's campaign. [ cheers and applause ] which explains -- which explains why fox news is predicting that both teams will lose the super bowl. does that make any -- [ cheers and applause ] that doesn't make any -- doesn't make any sense. how's that possible? [ cheers and applause ] hey, guys, get this. i read about a guy here in indiana who built an exact replica of lucas oil stadium using 30,000 legos. [ cheers and applause ] yeah. pretty cool. and this is even cooler. he had enough legos left over to build himself a girlfriend. [ cheers and applause ] leave me alone, mom! i'm almost done! [ laughter ] >> i love you, jimmy! >> jimmy: i love you, too. [ cheers and applause ] and finally, today, the movie, "big miracle" came out about some people trying to save a group of whales. of course, you may be familiar with the tv version, "the biggest loser." [ cheers and appl
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Mar 10, 2012 6:30pm EST
the ground in henryvi e henryville, indiana, and west liberty, kentucky, was suffered widespread destruction. tonight, there's news from both hard-hit cities in west liberty we're getting our first look at what might be the most dramatic video yet of the twisters ripping off a roof like a tin can. an incredible look at its sheer power. >>> in henryville, teachers returned to the decimated school where they rode out the storm and they were unharmed. students will attend classes at schools in nearby cities for the rest of the school year. >>> we turn to hawaii now which has been far from a vacation paradise this week. as record breaking storms sweep across the island chain. first, the good news. there are no reports of any deaths or injuries. but tonight, the damage is so widespread, hawaii's governor has declared a state of emergency. we get the latest now from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: the hailstorm that peppered oahu is something that the locals say they have never seen. >> it came down from the heavens. it was big. at least the size of golf balls. >> reporter: while water
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Mar 2, 2012 4:30am EST
, thunderstorms, hail possible up into the northern ohio valley and kentucky and ohio and indiana two rounds of storm. first one the warm front and hail potential and 3:00 p.m. on the cold front we see the tornado threat beginning here in areas of western kentucky, western tennessee, then by about 6:00 pc.m., we should be the midst of our possible tornado outbreak later today and through central tennessee and central portion of kentucky and definitely northern alabama and through the overnight hours that is when we watch definitely a big wind threat down there into the southeast. so fars today goes, we're going to watch all of that severe weather and okay in the northeast and okay today in the middle of the country. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. obviously, it's an active weather day anywhere from the tennessee valley to the ohio valley and down to the gulf coast. areas of louisiana could even see strong winds with storms late today right through mississippi and late tonight heading into georgia and the carolinas. we go through even
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Mar 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
excited about the family business. his brother-in-law has the indiana hoosiers and the sweet 16 tonight against kentucky. >> there is a rumor and right be giving a pep talk tonight. you might have heard part of it right now. >> a check now on how the speech is helping the hoosiers. pretty good. it has been a great game. the winner goes to the elite eight on sunday. meyer'sidwest, tom's wolf pack try to keep the cinderella's slipper on. 33-32. ohio and nearly pulled off the upset in overtime. north carolina advances. the orioles went through a game today with sonora -- no arm troubles from the pitcher. about as a good as it gets from spring training. the wind was blowing to the left against the red sox. in the first inning, adam. there is always a measure of good feeling. the bottom of three, you see how the wind helped. just far enough. the orioles hang on to win by 6- 5. a great high school lacrosse match up. these are national rankings. this was a regional game. a packed house as they're trying to get things going. tied at 5. 65 from 5 1/2. the third quarter. brown, a great mo
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Mar 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
confirmed dead so far. as victims begin the recovery process, and indiana mother is sharing an incredible and dracula story of survival today. stephanie decker -- incredible story of survival today. she explains how she used a blanket and her body to shield her two young children in the family's basement. >> went like i had never seen before, and then the glass broke -- wind like had never seen before. as soon as the glass broke, the house started shifting. he was caught -- crying and screaming. i took a blanket and pulled it over my children and tied it in knot. everything started hitting my back. beams, pillars, furniture, everything was just hitting my back. i had my children in the blanket and i was on top of them. i was reaching around holding them, and they were screaming, mommy, i don't want to die. please don't let me die. i said you are not going to die, we are going to make it. >> imagine that courage that mother had. her husband was at work at the time. doctors were unable to save her legs. she lost one leg above the knee and the other above the ankle, but she is grateful to be
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